gary deirmendjian selected works

chasm 2004 - 05



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:::: 2.5m (height) x 1.3m x 1.3m - square outer footprint
:::: sandstone (Wilton, NSW), steel reinforced concrete under-structure
:::: 7 tonnes (not including under-structure)
:::: purpose quarried
:::: finalist, University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award, 2004
:::: permanent collection, University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, NSW

special acknowledgments:

the stone was quarried and donated by the Stratti Family ... Sam and Troy thank you for your generosity of spirit.


artist statement

The work provides both visual and physical access into an inner space that is bound by irregular, undulating forms, characterized by natural tones and topography. Its outer form is a sharply defined square sectioned prism with machined flat planes and crisp edges.

From the outside the work is quantifiable in that its overall form can be measured. Its weight, degree of hardness, smoothness and flatness of plane, can all be assessed. Only a hint of the medium’s aesthetic character shows through the worked faces.

Its inner space however defies any such probing.

This sharp contrast between the work’s inner and outer characteristics may then represent an efficient metaphor for contradiction, between an inner true self and an outer conditioned one.